Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland
During my first UK trip, I had the chance to visit Northern Ireland. I was lucky enough to have a sunny day then. Which is rare, from what I noticed.
I think that one of the sights that caught my eye most was the rope bridge from County Antrim that’s being taken care of by the National Trust Organisation.
Built 350 years ago by fishermen it became a place to see in Northern Ireland. And what a view you’ll find. More details on how to get to it can be found here.
You have a 10-minute walk along the shore until you reach the Bridge. Carrick-a-Rede is suspended at 30 meters above the sea and you can go across it. The experience is phenomenal I think and it’s worth a trip up there. If you get a not so windy day I believe you can have an awesome sightseeing day. Going back you can choose another route and have another view of nature over there.
After you cross
Once you go across you will be on the fishermen island and the view is spectacular. When I went, there were some fishermen sailing around the island on a too rough sea, but they had no issues.
It can be funny seeing people having the courage to go across, but then realize where they are halfway through. Don’t look down. But then again, that’s why you came round.
I think it’s a very beautiful scene and activity while in Northern Ireland as it is not far from Belfast. Fingers crossed that you might have beautiful weather. But even if not the area is a beauty. The sea and the Irish coast are a marvel.
Hope you enjoy it!